WordPress is arguably the most popular Content Management System on the planet. Much of it’s success is two-fold. First of all, WordPress gained large-scale popularity as the original blogging package. It was, and still is, a dream come true for people who like to write text, but don’t want to bother with the technical details of running a website. The second reason that WordPress is so widely used is because of the open-source community of developers that create all of the free plug-ins and extensions for WordPress. While literally thousands of other CMS solutions have sprung up, each bundled with it’s own package of bells and whistles, WordPress has kept pace in the functionality department. It is easy to fill your site with eye-popping designs, images, videos, and RSS subscriber feeds.
Blogging is still the heart and soul of WordPress and continues to be the reason why people use it. The ability to write articles in an easy-to-use Microsoft Word-like interface, publish them in a button click, and still be able to push them out through the internet–is hard to turn down. You can even use WordPress as a plug-in for other CMS systems–like we do here at Authority Host, operating this WordPress blog on our Joomla site.
WordPress is also going mobile. There are quite a few solutions out there for transforming your desktop-designed WordPress site into a stripped-down mobile-ready model–just take a look at WPtouch Pro‘s list of responsive site solutions. You can also write an article for your blog and post to it from your phone or tablet. There is a plug-in available for Android, iOS, Blackberry, and other mobile systems for posting and maintaining your WordPress site on the go.
All in all, WordPress is incredibly easy to set up, manage, and configure and with all of the extensions out there, it is definitely worth looking into for building your blog site.